Black Mole on 9 Yr Old.

Updated on February 06, 2014
J.M. asks from Lansing, KS
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Today I noticed a black mole on my 9 yr old daughter's neck, I have never noticed it before. I am going to call the Dr tomorrow to see if they want to see her. I am kind freaked out about it worried it could be melanoma, especially because it's black and we spend a lot of time outside. Does anyone have any experience with black moles ?

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We took her to the Dr today and she said to just keep a eye on it and to bring her back if it starts to rapidly change or starts to bleed. Thanks !

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answers from Wichita Falls on

Most moles are simply the concentration of pigment in the skin ranging from pale tan to black. You should worry when the mole is larger than a pencil eraser, uneven coloring, has irregular (bumpy) edges or is changing rapidly.

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answers from Washington DC on

I have had moles removed. Get the doc to check it out and go from there. It is an outpatient/office procedure if it needs to be removed.

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answers from Richland on

My dad had about a million of them on his back, they are just moles. My husband has few, they are nothing as well. Both men have had them biopsied, nothing.

Apparently they are just moles, that are black.

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answers from Detroit on

I just saw a dermatologist about something similar. There are many types of benign (cancer-free) moles and a whole range of pigments. Apparently, moles on hands and feet are known to be more troublesome. Get it checked out, and take a picture of it each month. If it is changing (in size, shape, color, border), get her back there, ASAP.

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answers from Washington DC on

it's probably nothing. stop freaking out. you're going to get it checked out, which is the sensible thing to do.



answers from Chicago on

My husband has a dark mole on his chin but he has always had it. Anything new should be checked out.



answers from Boca Raton on

My 16 yr old son has them. We went to a dermatologist just to be on the safe side (my husband had a small skin cancer). The dermatologist didn't have a problem with them.

I would see a dermatologist just to check it out.



answers from San Francisco on

Is your daughter blond or red-headed? Does she have blue or green-eyes? These are risk factors. If she gets a lot of son, be sure to slather the sunscreen. (I have a red-headed son and we live on the coast so I am pretty strict about this.
Get it checked out. I am sure it is fine, but no doctor is going to be upset that you want this checked out.

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